December 2, 2023
A California Freeway Patrol cruiser. Photograph by Chris Stone

An Oceanside resident died in a two-vehicle crash on State Route 78, and the motive force of the opposite automotive was arrested on suspicion of DUI, authorities mentioned Sunday.

The accident occurred round 9:30 p.m. Saturday on the westbound facet, west of Melrose Drive, in keeping with media stories citing the California Freeway Patrol.

A 22-year-old man was driving a Toyota Corolla alongside together with his 18-year-old passenger when the automotive crashed into the again of a Kia Spectra pushed by a feminine of unknown age.

Each automobiles then collided into the wall of the fitting shoulder, with the sufferer’s automotive rolling over. The CHP and Vista Fireplace Division responded and the Kia driver was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

The motive force of the Toyota, Nicholas Gordon of Vista, and his passenger have been taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening accidents, in keeping with the CHP.

Alcohol and/or medication have been suspected to be an element contributing to the accident, authorities mentioned. After receiving medical consideration, they arrested Gordon on suspicion of driving below the affect and gross vehicular manslaughter whereas intoxicated, the CHP confirmed.

The identification of the feminine sufferer has not been launched.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing. Anybody with details about the crash was requested to contact the Oceanside-area CHP workplace at 760-643-3400.

– Metropolis Information Service